WATCH: ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Star Shoots Down “Dead” Mom Theory As “Insane”

Truth rating: 2
(Hollywood Reporter)

By Daniel Gates


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(Hollywood Reporter)

As “How I Met Your Mother” nears its much-anticipated finale after nine seasons, a rumor picking up steam among fans claims that The Mother (Cristin Milioti) is actually… dead.

The theory is that the “future” version of main character Ted, who’s been narrating the entire story in flashbacks to his children, actually lost his wife/their mom at some point before the series began. It’s morbid, but fans think they’ve discovered clues in recent episodes to suggest that that’s the surprise finale revelation.

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Milioti shoots down the rumor. “That’s insane,” she says. “There’s some crazy conspiracy theories, which actually just makes me love the fans more… There’s such passion there. That is so crazy.”

Is Milioti just trying to throw people off the scent? We’ll know for sure in a few weeks. Check out the video below.

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